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Posted: 11/20/2008 4:09:23 PM EDT
Wine and spirits?[>:/]
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:12:55 PM EDT
Because it rises from heated wine/beer.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:23:25 PM EDT
Wine makes ya whine

Spirits give ya spirit
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:25:04 PM EDT
If ya drink enough, ya start seeing them!!

Lloyd1911
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:25:18 PM EDT
Goota blame someone for running around naked with a bucket on your head trying to screw the dog.





...or so I've heard
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:25:30 PM EDT
because it gives you courage
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:26:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Because it rises from heated wine/beer.


Yup, distilled.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:27:21 PM EDT
A term for alcoholic beverages stemming from medieval superstitions that explained the effects of alcohol as demonic activity.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:27:23 PM EDT
Finally a topic I have some expertise in.......Lickher is called spirits becauze onse the um er one thing gets put into...no wait, that's something else. It's because, er, just a second, yes, it's becauze after boiling the....um..er...What's the question...?




Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:27:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2008 4:28:25 PM EDT by capnrob97]
Why is a cigarette called a 'fag' in UK?

"Hey John, lets go outside and smoke a fag"
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:28:53 PM EDT
Google "Angel's Share".
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:36:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Because it rises from heated wine/beer . . .


. . . into a condenser for later consumption.

Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:37:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
Why is a cigarette called a 'fag' in UK?

"Hey John, lets go outside and smoke a fag"


At least in the UK you know they're not going outside to shoot a homosexual.

Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:53:56 PM EDT
"Spirit" is an old British term that refers to something derived from distillation.


Spirit of Niter "Besiardique"
   Nitric acid added to "Butter of Antimony" and the mixture distilled to get a liquor which holds the "Regulus of Antimony" in solution.
Spirit of Tatar
   Potassium hydrogen tartrate (KHC4H4O6). Product of the dry distillation of crude tartar.
Spirit of Urine
   Ammonium carbonate ((NH4)2CO3). Derived from an impure solution of ammonia obtained by the distillation of urine.
Spirit of Vinegar
   Impure acetic acid obtained by distilling vinegar (HC2H3O2).


RF
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 5:03:57 PM EDT
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol

Etymology
The word alcohol appears in English in the 16th century, loaned via French from medical Latin, ultimately from the Arabic al-kuḥl. al is Arabic for the definitive article, the in English. kuḥl was the name given to the very fine powder, produced by the sublimation of the natural mineral stibnite to form antimony sulfide Sb2S3 (hence the essence or "spirit" of the substance), which was used as an antiseptic and eyeliner.

The introduction of the word to European terminology in alchemy dates to the 12th century, by Latin translations of works of Rhazes (865-925), who described the art of distillation.[citation needed] Bartholomew Traheron in his 1543 translation of John of Vigo introduces the word as a term used by "barbarous" (Moorish) authors for "fine powder":

the barbarous auctours use alcohol, or (as I fynde it sometymes wryten) alcofoll, for moost fine poudre.
William Johnson in his 1657 Lexicon Chymicum glosses the word as antimonium sive stibium. By extension, the word came to refer to any fluid obtained by distillation, including "alcohol of wine", the distilled essence of wine. Libavius in Alchymia (1594) has vini alcohol vel vinum alcalisatum. Johnson (1657) glosses alcohol vini as quando omnis superfluitas vini a vino separatur, ita ut accensum ardeat donec totum consumatur, nihilque fæcum aut phlegmatis in fundo remaneat. The word's meaning became restricted to "spirit of wine" (ethanol) in the 18th century, and was again extended to the family of substances so called in modern chemistry from 1850.

The current Arabic name for alcohol is الكحول al-kuḥūl, re-introduced from western usage, while the Classical Arabic word is الغول al-ġawl (e.g. sura 37:47), literally "spirit" (the word al-ġawl is also the origin of the English word "ghoul", and the name of the star Algol).

Link Posted: 11/20/2008 7:27:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2008 7:27:44 PM EDT by tenmikemike]
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
Why is a cigarette called a 'fag' in UK?

"Hey John, lets go outside and smoke a fag"


Yeah, that''s hilarious; here in America saying that involves guns and San Francisco!!  

Link Posted: 11/20/2008 7:29:26 PM EDT
The term "Spirit" or "Spirits" to describe alcohol also has a Pagan history that dates back to when the Romans still controlled the island of Britain.

Whisky (Scottish) or Whiskey (Irish) was common in the early middle ages. The water was so polluted from people shitting in their own drinking water that only the most destitute would dare drink it. Cholera killed more people than every war from 1000-1400.

The tribes on the North of the island (Scottish) perfected Whisky. They later taught the Irish, who called it Whiskey. Either way it was aged in wooden barrels.

In early times, the Pagan Scots noticed that some of their Whisky would disappear during the aging process. Their only explanation was the "Spirit's Share", some call it the "Angel's Share" was missing. The Whiskey was deemed to be the best by how much weight the barrel lost during aging because that's how much the Spirits/Angels took.

Bourbon is fine American Whisk(e)y. There is no such thing as Bourbon from anywhere else in the world. By law Bourbon can only be made in America, and must made of at least 51% corn, and aged in charred virgin white oak barrels.

There is no such thing as Scottish/Irish/Canadian Bourbon. They can make Whiskey, but not Bourbon.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 7:41:36 PM EDT
Why are Liquor stores in Georgia all called Package stores?
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 7:48:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By pwr2al4:
Why are Liquor stores in Georgia all called Package stores?


They are?
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 7:51:49 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Lloyd1911:

If ya drink enough, ya start seeing them!!




Lloyd1911
I was certain this was the correct answer.  Oh well......




Link Posted: 11/20/2008 8:20:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TaterSalad:
The term "Spirit" or "Spirits" to describe alcohol also has a Pagan history that dates back to when the Romans still controlled the island of Britain.

Whisky (Scottish) or Whiskey (Irish) was common in the early middle ages. The water was so polluted from people shitting in their own drinking water that only the most destitute would dare drink it. Cholera killed more people than every war from 1000-1400.

The tribes on the North of the island (Scottish) perfected Whisky. They later taught the Irish, who called it Whiskey. Either way it was aged in wooden barrels.

In early times, the Pagan Scots noticed that some of their Whisky would disappear during the aging process. Their only explanation was the "Spirit's Share", some call it the "Angel's Share" was missing. The Whiskey was deemed to be the best by how much weight the barrel lost during aging because that's how much the Spirits/Angels took.

Bourbon is fine American Whisk(e)y. There is no such thing as Bourbon from anywhere else in the world. By law Bourbon can only be made in America, and must made of at least 51% corn, and aged in charred virgin white oak barrels.

There is no such thing as Scottish/Irish/Canadian Bourbon. They can make Whiskey, but not Bourbon.


SCOTS !    [>:/]
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